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Prepare for an adventure like no other with Oregon River Experiences (O.R.E.) – your premier guide to the wild rivers of the Pacific Northwest! Just a stone’s throw from Portland, Oregon, our base camp awaits, poised at the edge of the untamed Clackamas River.

Join us as we embark on thrilling journeys through Oregon and Idaho’s most breathtaking waterways. Whether you’re seeking the tranquility of the Clackamas or the adrenaline rush of Idaho’s rapids, we’re here to craft the perfect experience for you.

Many of the rivers we navigate boast prestigious designations as Federal and State Wild & Scenic Rivers, showcasing the unspoiled beauty of our natural landscapes. Dive into the history and wonder of these rivers through the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System and the Oregon Scenic Waterways.

While our home base is in Eagle Creek, Oregon, meeting up with us is a breeze. Convenient rendezvous points await, either right by the river’s edge or nearby, ensuring a seamless transition from anticipation to excitement.

Explore Oregon River Experiences – where adventure awaits around every bend and unforgettable memories are made with every rapid. Come, join us, and discover the thrill of the great outdoors along the paths less traveled.

A group of white water rafters on a blue raft paddle through a section of river rapids on the Clackamas River in Oregon.

The Clackamas River is located approximately only 1 hour away from the downtown Portland area. The town of Estacada makes for the entry into the Clackamas River Canyon and has many attractions in the area.


This makes it a unique river in that you can enjoy all the things of a big city and still get to have a true outdoor experience all in the same weekend. The Clackamas River area is full of beautiful hikes and even more destinations in the rest of the Mt Hood National Forest.

A beautiful view from above the winding bends of the Deschutes River in Oregon during sunset.

In the sunny expanse of Central Oregon, the Deschutes River beckons, especially during the early and late summer months. Situated at the heart of the region, it’s easily accessible from popular destinations like Portland, Bend, and Hood River, making it a must-visit no matter where you find yourself.


The charming riverside town of Maupin serves as the main hub, boasting a plethora of lodging options and nearby attractions to enhance your experience. Whether you’re embarking on a leisurely day trip or a thrilling multi-day adventure, the Deschutes River region holds a cherished spot on every Oregon rafter’s itinerary.

Catarafts and Rafts in a wide shot of Canyons and rock formations along the Grande Ronde River.

The Grande Ronde River, born high in the Wallowa Mountains in the Northeast corner of Oregon, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Nestled amidst snow-capped peaks and broad mountain valleys, this unexplored region offers a captivating mountain landscape that’s sure to leave you in awe.


The nearest city, La Grande, serves as the gateway to Hells Canyon country, inviting you to embark on an unforgettable journey. As you traverse the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, you’ll encounter charming historic towns like Enterprise and Joseph, each offering its own unique allure. Prepare to be enchanted as you explore every corner of this majestic area!

A wide shot of golden grasslands and the John Day River during a blue sky day with fluffy white clouds.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the wide sweeping John Day River, where geological wonders and stunning scenery await at every turn. While the towns in this area are spaced out, the well-laid Scenic Byways ensure an effortless journey through this captivating Central Oregon region.


Steeped in pioneer history, this historic region boasts an array of unique attractions, including the renowned John Day Fossil Beds and the enchanting Painted Hills. Explore ancient landscapes and delve into the rich heritage of the area as you embark on an unforgettable adventure along the John Day River.

A group of smiling white water rafters on a blue raft paddle through a section of river rapids on the McKenzie River in Oregon.

Explore the diverse outdoor activities and charming attractions that dot the McKenzie River area, just an hour outside of Eugene, OR. As you journey along the riverbanks, you’ll be captivated by the scenic transition from lush farmlands, including hazelnut and family farms, to the majestic Cascade Mountains.


While immersing yourself in nature’s wonders, don’t miss the chance to visit the vibrant city of Eugene. Boasting the renowned Oregon University campus and bustling farmers’ markets, Eugene offers a delightful blend of urban amenities and natural charm that’s well worth exploring.

A stunning landscape photo showcasing the Owhyee River, golden grasslands, and surrounding canyons.

Nestled within the vast expanse of the great American West, the Owyhee River offers a glimpse into the untamed beauty of the region. Surrounded by stunning high desert scenery, this area is steeped in rich history and offers a unique blend of rugged landscapes and cultural heritage. With towns few and far between, the Owyhee River region retains an authentic charm and a sense of wilderness solitude. As a haven for geologists and birdwatchers alike, it promises captivating experiences for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature’s wonders.


Situated over 2 hours away from the nearest major city, meticulous trip planning is crucial for those looking to explore this majestic area. Whether you’re drawn to its geological marvels or the tranquility of its wilderness, the Owyhee River invites you to embark on an unforgettable adventure off the beaten path.

A section of white water rapids and rocks along the Rogue River with lush green forest on a blue sky day.

The Rogue River, winding from the Cascade Mountains to the Oregon coast, offers a diverse blend of scenery and activities. From its origins near Crater Lake to its mouth in Gold Beach, the river cuts through valleys and canyons, attracting outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


Southern Oregon’s charm extends beyond its natural beauty, with thriving food and wine scenes adding to the region’s allure. Ashland, home to the renowned Shakespeare festival and picturesque downtown, beckons visitors seeking cultural experiences amidst the wilderness.

A gorgeous landscape photo of a rock formation along the Salmon River.

Ready to dive into the natural wonders of the Lower Salmon River? Located in the spectacular depths of Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America, your adventure begins in Lewiston, Idaho. This historic city, where major rivers meet, has been a pivotal cultural site for over 2,500 years, with a rich history of Native American heritage.


Visitors to this area are drawn to the array of outdoor activities available, from thrilling river rafting to peaceful hikes along the riverbanks. Whether you’re here to test the rapids or soak up the serene landscape, the Lower Salmon River offers a perfect blend of excitement and natural beauty.

Six groups of white water rafters in blue rafts take a break along the Sandy River in Oregon.

At the doorstep of the iconic Columbia River Gorge lies the Sandy River, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. A mere hop from Portland, this area embodies the essence of Oregonian adventure, offering a mosaic of experiences within arm’s reach.


Venture further to Sandy, the gateway to Mt. Hood, where endless seasonal pursuits beckon in the backyard of Portland. Dive deeper into “The Gorge” to uncover Hood River’s windsurfing mecca or wander through idyllic orchards strewn across the valleys. With three towering Cascade Mountain peaks nearby, this embodies the essence of the Pacific Northwest.

Two groups of white water rafters park their raft on a rock in the middle of the Santiam River.

The Santiam River Canyon serves as a picturesque corridor through the Cascade Mountains, leading visitors into central Oregon from the Willamette Valley. Known for its vibrant natural scenery and access to a variety of outdoor activities, this area is a prime destination for those looking to explore the rich tapestry of Oregon’s diverse landscapes.


In addition to the natural allure, the Willamette Valley is celebrated for its agricultural bounty, particularly its nationally acclaimed wines. Visitors can tour numerous farms and vineyards that showcase the region’s agricultural heritage. Nearby, Silver Falls State Park offers a multitude of hiking opportunities and splendid views, making it one of Oregon’s best-loved state parks. The nearby town of Silverton provides a quaint backdrop, with its creekside shops and restaurants inviting travelers to linger and enjoy the local flavor.